About a week ago, my wife was complaining that her iPhone was not charging. I asked her if her cable was OK. She admitted that her cable was slightly frayed. So I took a look at it and confirmed it…the plug near the Lightning side had :cracked” and the internal wiring was showing. That is what I have always hated about Apple and their cables…they break too easily and are very expensive to replace. The new cable is going to cost my wife about $20. So for now, she uses her iPad cable to charge her iPhone. Come on Apple. Can you guys at the very least forget about aesthetics and make a charging cable that lasts longer than this?
I did the upgrade from OS X Mavericks a few days back and ran it through it’s paces. I am quite happy with how it is behaving so far and it looks pretty stable. I also upgrade Serato DJ to the latest version, which is 1.9.2 and so far, so good. I am not experiencing hiccups and the MacBook seems faster. So before OS X Sierra comes out, get your copy of El Capitan now guys!
I have one of these very good Apple 12W USB Power Adapters in my arsenal of tools. This adapter comes in very helpful when it comes to charging my Xiaomi MiPad or my Xiaomi Battery Bank. One thing about this charger is that it is pretty good and fast charging and charges my devices very fast. I plug in my devices overnight and by the next morning, they are all full. These are useful. I might get another one as a spare
I get asked sometimes how to upgrade the SSD drive in a variety of MacBook Pro models and I came across this video. Always use OWC drives when replacing the SSDs. So far, OWC SSDs are the ones which are compatible with Apple Macs. This is a good video on how to do the relative easy upgrade.
If you see this on a Facebook feed or Twitter, do not do it. It takes some time to actually go to the date of the phone and set it to 1970 so do not even thing about it. Check out what was tweeted below:
A couple of days back, I received my newly purchased 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display. I bought it from the Apple Refurbished Store and I got a pretty good deal for under $2000. Specs of this baby are:
- Late 2013 13-inch Macbook Pro
- 8Gb RAM
- 512Gb SSD drive
- Intel i5 processor
The hardest part about this purchase is that I am trying to learn how to set it up. I am new to Apple as far as systems go and I do not really know how to make it work. I am still fumbling through the set-up. This laptop will be replacing my DJ laptop and will also serve as a work laptop of sorts. I also ponied up for 3 years of Applecare. I am pretty sure that once I get used to the Macbook, everything will be a breeze. It will take some time but I will get there.
I saw this on the Internet recently and I thought it too good not to share. Yep. Apple without Jobs is like (fill in your own cliché here). Thanks to Ron Amadeo from Arstechnica who made this. I agree with everything he said. So much for “Think Different”